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Choking first aid - adult or child over 1 year - series—Part 2

Heimlich maneuver on adult

Overview

3. Lean the person forward and give them 5 blows to the back with the heel of your hand.

4. If this does not work, stand behind the person and wrap your arms around the person's waist.

5. Make a fist with one hand. Place the thumb side of your fist just above the person's navel, well below the breastbone.

Review Date 2/12/2021

Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, CPE, FAAEM, FACEP, Attending Physician at Kaiser Permanente, Orange County, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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